Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson was the first woman to command the International Space Station when she took the helm of the outpost in April She commanded the station's Expedition 16 mission while serving a six-month tour of duty in orbit.
The only thing John Young did not fly into space was the old Mercury capsule. One of the true unsung astronauts of the space program. He was the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission and walked on the moon on Apollo 16
NASA Astronaut Jacot Nyberg will be in space at the anniversary of women in space. Go Karen! - Expedition portrait of Karen Nyberg. Credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (At least somebody named Karen finally made it!